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Receding gums (also known as gingival recession in the field of dentistry) are not uncommon in adults ages 40 and older, but children can also experience this progressive loss of gum tissue as young as age 7.
Left untreated, gum recession can expose tooth roots and lead to pain and sensitivity. While causes of gum recession in adults can be addressed and ruled out one by one (tobacco use, hormones, aggressive brushing, etc.), gum recession in kids is a little more complicated. The most common reason for pediatric gum recession: an irregularly located tooth!
When evaluating a child for gum recession, Granbury Dental Center will consider the following:
If your child is still in the process of getting their permanent teeth and gum recession is not severe, your Granbury dentist may decide to take a “watch and see what happens” approach. Whatever the treatment plan, ensure your child practices good oral hygiene and brushes their teeth and gums gently. Caring for gums is just as important as caring for teeth.
If you would like to learn more about gum health or have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with us at Granbury Dental Center today!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.